Start-Ups Swoop receives an Air Operator´s Certificate

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Start-Up ultra-low-cost-carrier Swoop has announced, that it has received its Air Operator´s Certificate (AOC), which allows the airline to start operations this Summer.

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The official Air Operator´s Certificate was approved by Transportation Canada and is a milestone for the Start-Up airline. Swoop is aiming at starting ultra-low-cost operations in Canada next week.

Steven Greenway, President and Chief Executive Officer of Swoop, confirmed: "Receiving our air operator’s certificate ticks the last check-box [...] And we’re ready for takeoff on June 20.”

The airlines´ first flight will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 from Hamilton, Canada, to Abbotsford, Canada. Swoop is said to be Canada´s first ultra-low-cost airline. Recently, its first aircraft rolled out of the paint shop, wearing the new livery.

Swoop Boeing 737-800 Cabin © Swoop

After the maiden flight, the carrier seeks to slowly increase its Canadian domestic operations. In the long term, Swoop wants to serve international destinations as well.

With the AOC, Swoop can guarantee, that its aircraft are airworthy, the personnel have been licenced and trained and that all flight and crew manuals have been secured. Swoop will have its base of operations in Calgary, Canada.

Swoop is an Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier, headquartered in Calgary, Canada. The airline is wholly owned by WestJet and was founded in September 2017. The carrier plans to operate with Boeing 737-800 aircraft on 59 weekly flights as of August 16, 2018. By Spring 2019, the airline aims to fly with 10 aircraft.

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